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5 Tips to root yourself in the moment

If you adopt the view that you have temporarily forgotten answers you already have, then part of you is wondering how to access them quicker. This awareness draws attention to lessons you must learn to truly recognize and accept what you already know. It is not as round-about as you may assume.

How often have you heard someone ask for directions to their innermost soul? Maybe you have inquired about it yourself. Such a scenario describes value tales involving monks and their proteges. The answers to such questions are always paths of experience that lead to lessons as opposed to short-cuts.

The quest for clarity requires a willingness to disassociate and detach from what people and situations are saying about themselves. You arrive at a crossroads.  You begin to delve deeper into what things say about you and your perceptions. Consider these five tips to root yourself in the moment;

1) Figure out what it means to "just be."  Some people achieve this using mental discipline developed during dreams and conscious meditation.  To grasp what you feel, it is helpful to clarify what you are not feeling.  You redefine your reference as a balance of physical and emotional states with no reacting.

2) Identify when you are not in moment. Human beings frequently forget what it means to be rooted in the moment. They often reflect on what they are no longer doing or, what they could be doing and neglect what is occurring in -between. Shift perspective to discern the nature of your distractions.

3) Rethink the motive for your queries. What are you really asking? To ask questions reveals a lack of faith or self-confidence. As you attune to your feelings, you realize impatience for answers from outside yourself invites you to develop patience by attuning to inner voices. You are re-directed to listen differently and unveil and tackle core fears.

4) Take steps to restore well-being.  Wholeness is a subjective experience.  A person progresses based on how he gains insight from events that acknowledge and heal wounds.  Being conscious of how you feel is an exercise in honesty and the willingness to do what it takes to repair self-esteem.

5) Support your messages.  You are learning to be mindful, to deliberately shift attention and attune to energy in ways you did not expect. In doing so, you stop saying "I don't know" and trust your intuition. Flashes of light evoke flashes of insight. Glimpses of the unthinkable prove it exists.  Choose to believe.


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Reader Comments (14)

Hi Liara,

I like your first point, to "Just Be". This solves a multitude of problems due to the calm and clarity of mind it brings. Then everything else becomes much easier.
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaphne
Hi Liara

"Choose to believe"
This is very interesting. Can you explain a bit more?

Thank you
January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuliet
Liked this part the most:
-- stop saying "I don't know" and trust your intuition.
When I am get stuck, kind of "I do not know" i fall back to asking myself simple questions or taking simple action I am familiar with and those that generally get me results. It helps a lot of getting of "I am stuck" situations. I also like lt.col. Frank Slade's:
"Shlitz. No Shlitz - Blatz. No Blatz - Improvise" - Al Pacino in Scent Of a Woman
Wonderful...a peaceful read. I needed this. thank you!
January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark Salinas

As usual, your post is beautifully written--and you have sage advice for anyone searching for inner serenity.

For years, I lived in the pain of the past or the fear of the future--it was so hard for me to just live in the moment/just be. I still have to work on this--but it's a worthwhile cause.

I learned a great deal through working with some developmentally disabled adults when I was a taxi driver--they taught me much about living in the moment. I wrote a blog post about this experience that I haven't yet posted to Melindaville. I think I will do that.

Take care,
January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda
The hardest part, yet when one starts the process of inner dialogue, the simplest, is to detach oneself from oneself. Humans are the only creations that can do this. If one can master this, one learns to see the comedy of many of our reactions and thus get back on keel. That would be rooting oneself in the moment.
January 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrummuser
"Now" is the space between the past and the future, both of which do not exist. Being rooted in the moment is an exercise of awareness and trust. Thanks for the great tips.
January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark
Hi Liara,

It is without a doubt, it is a balancing act to stay above the negativity of society. Have you ever noticed that when you are at a crossroad, you have more than one choice? More than two choices? More than three choices? As we evolve, we get more choices (tests) to see just how far we really have come.

Just being is just knowing how to be.
Thanks for another great post.
January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlexys Fairfield
Daphne, to "just be" represents different things to different people. As you grow to attune to an invisible interconnectedness that links all things, anything that used to prompt you to judge begins to dissolve. What seemed very real in your life suddenly seems an illusion. What used to seem important to you no longer is.

Juliet, consider Kevin Costner's message the the film, Field of Dreams. He said, "If you build it, they wil come." If you believe every human being registers internal messages, then you may also realize everyone does not choose to listen or believe their senses. Messages you choose to ignore do not necessarily go away. When a voice inside you persists, it urges you to be open up to listen and honor it. Each person sends and receives energy vibrations. Your beliefs determine what makes sense. Not everyone registers or experiences the same energy. Even if you do not experience something in exactly the same way as another person, it does not invalidate your perception or theirs. You each work through self-awareness alone.

Alik, movies teach us so much through those memorable one-liners! Thanks for expanding the reperatoire.

Mark, when you are open and willing to receive messages, they will find you. The truth finds every person, no matter whether they think they already know it all. When people choose to close themselves off from learning, then the truth may take negative forms or use other tactics to get your attention.

Melinda, life experience rflects back at each person exactly what they need in that moment. To share some meaningful lessons will inspire people in ways you could not anticipate. As it happens, it is said that everyone could gain a lot from being a taxi driver sometime in life. Not only does this role empower people to learn to navigate and redefein survival, it also enables a person to gain insight into diverse kinds of people all in need of some kind of assistance beyond the standard transport.

rummuser, your points add additional clarity to a subject that baffles many people. It is said people tend to make complicated what is actually very simple. Only by raising awareness does a person learn how to remove the illusive veils of complexity. The truth is never really far away.

Mark, unbeknownst to many readers, their act of reading is an exercise in building trust in themselves. Each person does this deliberately, but more often unconsciously in the nature of their choices. Although to look, listen and trust is well-advised, it takes degrees of experience for a person to reconnect with their innermost queries.

Alexys, as you say, evolution shifts awareness and perception. That translates into an evolving understanding of what it means to "just be." How you sensed it before will continue to evolve with you as your being expands.
January 31, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
Hi Liara

Thank you for the explanation. Very insightful.

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuliet
Do you mind if I print this out for my own reference? It is really great.
February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJannie Funster
Jannie, if printing this out assists you, that is fine. Please acknowledge the author and origin if you use it elsewhere.
February 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
Just found your blog, it is wonderful! So many insights!
I usually take a deep breath and say to myself "I feel the air going in and out of my nose". This simple exercise returns me to in the moment.
February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLana
Lana, your visits are welcome. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!
May 13, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert

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